Nissequogue River State Park is located on the north shore of Long Island. A variety of habitats including tidal and fresh water wetlands and hardwood forests provide habitat to a variety of shore birds, reptiles and amphibians. A section of the park has been designated a State Bird Conservation Area. The Greenbelt Trail, for walking and hiking, parallels the Nissequogue River and provides scenic views of the river and the Long Island Sound from the top of the bluffs. The park also has a soccer field, a canoe and kayak launch, fishing, bird watching, interpretive signs, guided tours and group tours by reservation, plus a conference room which can be rented.
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The Nissequogue River State Park Boat Slip Information
The Nissequogue River State Park and Marina will be adding names to the wait list for slips on a first come first serve basis. You must be a New York State resident to be on the wait list. The fee is $25.00 per year to remain on the list. If you are on the wait list you may not hold a slip and conversely, if you hold a slip you may not have a place on the wait list.
The number of people on the wait list varies from season to season. The slips are for recreational boating. No personal watercraft is permitted. Boats must be registered to the slip holder.
Boaters may hold a slip for a ten year term. Licenses are issued on a year to year basis if the slip holder was in good standing the previous year.
Please weigh your decision carefully. The fee is not refundable nor can it be applied to the slip fee which is currently $50.00 per foot. The north marina is accessible only by launch or dinghy. The south marina is accessible via a gangway. Travel in and out of the marina is tide dependent. During low tides boats may sit in the mud. You are urged to visit the marina before you make a decision.
If you are interested in being on the wait list, complete the Registration Form and mail it with a copy of your New York State driver's license or non-driver photo ID and a $25.00 check or money order payable to "OPRHP" to:
New York State Parks Administrative Services-Marina
PO Box 247
Babylon NY 11702
If you have any questions call: 631-321-3564 or email: Yvonne.Robinson@parks.ny.gov
For more information on educational opportunities & programs in Long Island State Parks, please visit Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center.
No Pets Allowed
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.
Key BCA Criteria:
- Wading bird concentration site
- Diverse species concentration site
The Nissequogue River BCA is located within the Nissequogue River State Park. River corridor and beaches along Long Island Sound provide wintering grounds for waterfowl, a foraging area and roost for species of herons and egrets and serve as a migration route for songbirds. The BCA is especially important for its concentration of more than 100 wading birds during some part of the year.
Heron and egret roost at the site regularly, with more than 100 individuals present. Migratory songbirds use shoreline habitats; waterfowl feed in river, wintering grounds for waterfowl.
Download a copy of the BCA map.
Kick off the new year with picturesque views of the Nissequogue River on this family-friendly hike to Smithtown Landing and back; look for the vintage cars and "sandwich rock"; appropriate for scout groups; bring water and snack; meet at Nissequogue River State Park.